Short Title:Instrumentation & Control Syst
Full Title:Instrumentation & Control Syst
Module Code:INST H3002
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:PAUL DILLON
Module Description:The aim of this subject is to enable the student to apply mathematical formulae and techniques to the solution of engineering control problems. In a workplace context the student should be able to analyse and model an engineering problem and apply an appropriate control strategy
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 State the elements of a basic control system incorporating feedback.
LO2 Describe and specify static and dynamic performance of measurement transducers and control systems.
LO3 Analyse the steady state and transient response of control systems.
LO4 Reduce complex control systems to a single transfer function.
LO5 Evaluate performance of alternative control strategies.
LO6 Model systems which integrate mechanical mechanisms with electronic controls.
LO7 Set up and use test and measurement equipment including signal generator, digital multimeter, control system circuits and oscilloscope.
LO8 Describe and analyze analogue and digital signal processing systems used in control systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Static & Dynamic characteristics
Static & Dynamic characteristics of measurement and control systems. Error analysis in measurement systems. Measurement of electrical signals.
2.00%
Signal Processing
Amplification, attenuation, filters. Digital Components: Op-Amp circuits, A/D conversion, Sample and Hold, Sampling and use of z Transforms
2.00%
Introduction to control systems
Components of a control system, open loop and closed loop, system behaviour, standard inputs.
6.00%
Modelling Equations
First order systems, theory & examples, system response, solution by differential equations
10.00%
Second order systems
2nd order transfer functions, step ramp and frequency response, 2nd order examples
20.00%
Solving for System behavior
Transfer functions, first order system response using Laplace transforms. Closed loop transfer functions, effect of feedback on system behavior. Type Number and Steady State Error
20.00%
Block Diagram Reduction
Reduction of complex systems, block diagram reduction rules, systems with multiple inputs
18.00%
Control strategies
On/off, proportional, PI, PID. Ziegler Nichols tuning of three term controllers.
20.00%
Mechatronics
Mechatronics; modeling of systems which include electrical, electronic and mechanical elements.
2.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Distance measurement transducer. (Group lab, individual report completed in lab) 2,7 6.00 Week 2
Laboratory Instrument Static Behaviour. (Group lab, individual report completed out of class) 1,2,7 6.00 Week 4
Laboratory Step response & frequency response of RC circuit. (Group lab, individual report completed in lab) 3,7,8 6.00 Week 6
Laboratory Dynamic characteristics of DC motor and PI Control. (Group lab, individual report 80% completed in lab) 3,7,8 6.00 Week 8
Laboratory Effect of gain on 2nd order systems and PD Control. (Group lab, individual report 80% completed in lab) 2,5,7,8 6.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Lab Based Experiment 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Tutorial Question and Answer Sessions 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Study Notes and Write up reports 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Lab Base Experiment 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Tutorial Question and Answer Sessions 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Study Notes and Write up Reports 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David G. Alciatore, Michael B. Histand 2007, Introduction to mechatronics and measurement systems, McGraw-Hill Dubuque, IA [ISBN: 0071254072]
  • Gene F. Franklin, J. David Powell, Abbas Emami-Naeini 2005, Feedback control of dynamic systems, 5th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 0131499300]
  • Dan Necsulescu. Necsulescu, D. S. (Dan S.) 2003, Modern Control SYstems, 9th Ed., Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J [ISBN: 0201444917]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B B.Eng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering [Ab Initio] 6 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory